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Clan History

The Clan History is one of our very popular products. It is printed on A3 paper and the Clan History combines our time tested Surname history.

To research your family name origin, surname history, genealogy or heraldry , please use the search box on the left.

Armorial History with Coat of Arms

The Armorial History with Coat of Arms is our most popular heraldry products. It is printed on A3 paper and the Armorial History combines our time tested Surname history with a full colour rendition of the earliest coat of arms once associated with a bearer of the surname. The unframed version being packaged in a postal tube for safe dispatch to you.

To research your family Surname History, please use the search box on the left.


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Surname History & Name Origin

Surname History & Name Origins

Since 1971, our professional researchers have been compiling a vast library of surname history/histories. New resources are continually being added to our library, and our historians continue to develop new surname histories and update existing histories for accurate name origins. The source material used for our histories has been chosen for its reliability and authenticity. Exaggerated or fictional information has been excluded from the scrolls and any information that can be attributed to legend or folklore is clearly stated as such. In general, events and people are only cited if supporting evidence is available.

Name Origin Gifts

Search our surname database to find out details of your name origin & heraldry. Find out Where your surname comes from and what it means!

The following bibliography is a sample of some of our frequently used sources. Sources are listed by the main nationality for which they are used; however, many books apply to more than one area of research. If you are interested to have your surname history, family crest/coat of arms on a personal gift, then please visit our shop today

England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales Surname History

  • A Constitutional History of Modern England
  • Age of Conquest – Wales
  • Agrarian History of England and Wales
  • A Heraldic Alphabet
  • An Ordinary of Arms – Scotland
  • Assize Rolls
  • Bede’s Surname Histories
  • Benet’s Readers Encyclopedia
  • Book of Kells
  • Book of Ulster Surnames
  • Brights of Suffolk
  • Burke’s Commoners, Landed Gentry, Peerage
  • Cabinet of Irish Literature,1-111
  • Catholic Directory for Scotland
  • Calendarium Inquistionum Post Mortem Sueddeutsche Familiennamen
  • Clans Septs and Reg.s of the Scottish Highlands
  • Court Records
  • Roll of the Battel Abbey
  • Scotch-Irish l-ll
  • Scots Heraldry, Innes
  • Scots Kith and Kin
  • Scottish Clan and Family Names
  • Scottish Family Histories
  • Surname dictionaries by Bardsley,Reaney,Black, Hanks and Hodges
  • Tartans of the Clans and families of Scotland
  • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • The Celts Families of the South of Bonne Bay
  • The High Kings
  • The Pictish Chronicle
  • The Surnames of Ireland, MacLysaght
  • The Wace Poem
  • Various Passenger Lists
  • Welsh Surnames, Morgan

France Surname History

  • Ancien Regime
  • Census Tables for the French Colony of Louisiana 1699 – 1732
  • Coming of the French Revolution, The
  • Complement au Dictionaire Genealogique Tanguay
  • Dictionary of Canadian Biographies
  • Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Francais
  • French Canadians l-ll
  • Genealogie des Familles de Terrebonne
  • Genealogies des Familles de Saint-Simon, 1600-1900
  • Huguenot Ancestry
  • La France Moderne-Grand Dictionnaire Genealogique
  • La Noblesse aux Etats de Bourgogne de 1350 a 1789
  • Le Grand Arrangement des Acadiens au Quebec
  • Le livre d’or du Lyonnais
  • Les Noms de Famille de France, Albert Dauzat
  • Les Vieux Noms de France, Puymege
  • Nobiliare de France
  • Nos Origines en France
  • Nouvelle Biographie General 1850-1860
  • Oxford Companion to French Literature
  • Who’s Who Quebec and its Historians
  • Repertoire des Mariages de L’ll D’Orleans, 1500-1900
  • Richelieu’s Desmarets and the Century of Louis XIV
  • The French Canadians 1760 – 1967
  • Who’s Who in France

Spain/Latin America Surname History

  • Apuntes de Nobiliaria y Nociones de Genealogia y Heraldica
  • Elenco de Grandezas
  • Encyclopedia of Latin America
  • Nobiliario Espanol, Atienza
  • Oxford companion to Spanish Literature
  • Oxford Companion to Sports and Games South America, Central America and the Caribbean
  • Who’s Who among Hispanic Americans
  • Y Titulos Nobiliarios Espanoles

Germany Surname History

  • Abhandlungen zur Namenforschung
  • Bayerisch Stammenbuch von den alten abgestorbenen Fuerton
  • Deutsches Namenlexikon, Bahlow
  • Die lippischen Familiennamen
  • Die lippischen Familiennamen
  • Familiennamen der Ostschweiz
  • Familiennamen im badischen Oberland
  • Familiennamen in Ostfalen
  • Familiennamen in Tirol
  • Faenkische Familiennamen
  • Grosses Wappen Bilder Lexicon
  • Habsburg Monarchy
  • Kneschke, Deutsches Adeis Lexicon I-IX
  • Mecklenburgisches Namenb├╝ chlein, Bahlow
  • Mittelhochdeutshes Namenbuch nach schlesischen Quellen, Bahlow
  • Nebst Tarneller, Tirolen Familiennamen
  • Niederdeutsche Familiennamen
  • Oxford Companion to German Literature
  • Reitstap’s Armorials
  • Scwabische Geschiechisnamen, Kapff
  • Wuerttemberg Emigration Index

Canada Surname History

  • Canadian Almanac and Directory
  • Canadian Heraldry
  • Carleton Saga
  • Census Records for the 19th Century
  • Colombo’s Canadian Quotations
  • Cornwall – From Royal Township to Industrial City (Ontario)
  • Dictionary of Scottish Emigrants to Canada Before Confederation, Whyte
  • Families of the South of Bonne Bay
  • Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland
  • Loyalists in Ontario, Reid
  • Old United Empire Loyalists Lists
  • Scottish Tradition in Canada
  • Who’s Who in Canada

Other Nationalities Surname History

  • Americans of Royal Descent
  • Ancestral Roots of 60 Colonists
  • Boltons American Armory
  • Debretts Texas Peerage
  • Fatal Shore, Hughes
  • Irish Emigrant Experience in Australia
  • Library of Congress American and English Genealogies
  • Various American Who’s Who
  • Russian Heraldry and Nobility

This is not a complete list of the bibliographic sources that we have at our disposal, but hopefully it demonstrates the vast source of information that we use to craft each family surname history.


WELCOME TO A FAMILY NAME IN PRINT – The Surname Origin History Gift Search Website

A Family Name in Print provides heraldry gifts such as Surname History/Histories and Coat of Arms for the perfect personal name origin gift.

A Family Name in Print has a database of over 550,000 family surname histories and 350,000 family crests /coats of arms, which are all fully researched world-wide to ensure accuracy and to get the best name origin and genealogy for your family heraldry. Additional surname history/histories and nationalities are being continually updated and added to our surname database to ensure your Genealogy records are correct.

Our researchers have been paying meticulous attention to producing surname histories and heraldic artwork of your name origin. Accurate texts and registers from all over the world have been collected to make the source library. Many of our Surname History/Histories, Coats of Arms and Genealogy records are available in English, French and Spanish.

Search our database of last names to see your Surname History & Genealogy Records by typing into the search form on the left and discover your Name Origin heritage!

If you have any questions regarding our Surname History Search UK, have any questions about your Name Origin, Heraldry, Genealogy or any queries about our products, please do not hesitate to contact A Family name in Print


About A Family Name in Print – The Surname History, Name Origin & Genealogy Gift Website

A Family Name in Print provides heraldry gifts such as Surname History certificates and Coat of Arms, Engraved Glassware, Coats of Arms Shields for the perfect personal name origin or genealogy gift.

We have been operating from in the UK for over 20 years. We are based in Dorset and all heraldry items are of the best quality and customer satisfaction is assured for your perfect surname history gift.

We aim, on receipt of orders to have name history ready for dispatch within 48 hours. Products like engraved glassware and handpainted shields take a little longer. If you have any queries about our surname history (name origin) database, heraldry & genealogy gifts or would like to place an order please contact us.

Visit our genealogy shop today to buy that perfect surname origin history gift